This coastline is the centre of Almeria's tourist industry, owing
both to the towns set along it and to the intrinsic features of
the coast. The geography of this gently curving coast, which bade
farewell to a grieving Boabdil, the last
king of Al-Andalus, favours the presence of well-connected beaches
where holidaymakers will find a large variety of services all within
a few metres.
Needless to say, nine beaches of the western coast of this province
boast the Blue Flag. Of these, we find the beaches of La
Romanilla, Urbanizacion Roquetas and Playa
Serena in the town of Roquetas del Mar; the beaches of
San Miguel-Poniente, Balerma and
Levante-Almerimar in the town of El Ejido; and
in the town of Adra find San Nicolás-Levante
and Poniente. In spite of being a centre for tourism,
tourist activities do not come into conflict with the natural environment.
Proof of this are the coast's unspoilt beaches and the areas known
as Punta Entinas-Sabinar, The Albuferas
Natural Reserve of Adra, the Barrier Reef of Posidonia,
in Roquetas de Mar, and the Salinas at Guardias
Viejas, all enchanting and well deserving of a visit.
Windsurfing enthusiasts will find their dream spot at the Ensenada
de San Miguel, in El Ejiido, or Playa Serena,
in Roquetas de Mar, and golfers may choose between several complete
courses. In the afternoon visitors may choose to go on a boat outing,
departing from the marinas of Aguadulce, Roquetas
de Mar, Almerimar or Adra.
More active individuals can choose from a widearray of risk sports.